The 7th mining forum "MINEX Central Asia – 2016" was hosted in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana on 19-21 April 2016. For the first time the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), represented by Kazakhstan’s largest nature conservation NGO, the Association for the Conservation of the Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), participated in a major event organized by the mining industry.
On 26-27 April 2016 the First Meeting of Signatories of the High Andean Flamingos MOU took place in Cuzco (Peru). The meeting was attended by representatives of Bolivia, Chile and Peru, which are the three signatories of the MOU, and a number of observers including the Ramsar Convention Secretariat. Experts from France and Spain also came as representatives of the European Union to share their experience in the conservation and management of flamingo species.
Join the celebration of a great natural wonder on World Migratory Bird Day! Take action and celebrate, conserve and raise awareness of migratory birds on or around 10 May 2016 by organizing educational programmes, lectures, bird walks, visits to bird-watching sites, competitions, art exhibitions and other public events.
On Friday and Saturday, 22-23 April 2016, the CMS Family got together for an internal workshop to exchange experiences with addressing what is considered the greatest threat to the marine mammals, sea turtles, fish and seabirds that our treaties and Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) were set up to conserve.
Roseline Beudels-Jamar de Bolsée , the CMS Scientific Councillor from Belgium, who has been involved from the very beginning in the Convention’s efforts to conserve Sahelo-Saharan antelopes, has informed the Secretariat of some long overdue positive developments concerning the Scimitar-horned Oryx. Twenty-five animals have just been shipped from Abu Dhabi to Chad meaning that after an absence of a quarter of a century, Oryx are back on Chadian soil.